Wilson Staff 88 Series Putters

March 29, 2010

From Golf Magazine (ClubTest, April 2010)

Wilson Staff 8883
Category: Midsize Mallet Putters

We tested: 35″ shaft length

Company line: “The first pass through our dual-milled process ensures
a flat clubface for consistency, while the second pass adds arched grooves
for improved roll and slight corrective sidespin on heel and toe hits. Our
‘Visual Plane Differential’ technology uses multi-surface markings to help
players align the putter correctly, while a low durometer and soft polymer
grip further improves feel and feedback.”

Our Testers say:
PROS: Testers excel with it on lag putts; toe-down weighting works well for
those with an arcing stroke; promotes a smooth stroke and creates tight
end-over-end roll; enhances touch; very good distance control; satisfying
amount of feedback; releases well through impact; hosel and shaft seem
to position hands in a slight forward press.

CONS: Not the best on off-center hits; clubhead wants to close through
impact, which can lead to pulled putts; visual aid is too busy for some.

$100, wilson.com


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